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Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Anthony Church of England School

We are seeking an apprentice Early Years Educator for our Nursery class, to join our skilled TA team. Our ideal candidate for this role will have an enthusiasm for working with children and supporting them to thrive.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Please note this is a term time only vacancy with an annual salary of £6,598.58

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 9-3pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To work with groups or individuals within the Nursery in all curricular areas under the direction of the Nursery Manager, in a variety of tasks to develop the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills of the Early Years children.
  • To assist with learning activities across the seven areas of learning. 
  • To develop children’s knowledge through support and encouragement in the learning activities undertaken within the class. 
  • To provide opportunities for children to work towards the Early Learning Goals.
  • To carry out domestic duties such as tidying up, serving snacks, organising cooking activities and changing children.
  • To help plan, prepare and set  programmes of work and activities in cooperation with the Nursery Manager.
  • To administer minor first aid (as trained), dispense medically prescribed controlled drugs in accordance with the school procedures (as trained) and to attend to children who are sick as necessary.
  • To supervise and lead sessions.
  • To undertake shared responsibility with all staff for the care and maintenance of equipment and resources.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will receive specific on the job training from the employer in your workplace at Antony School

Off the job training will be delivered using weekly classroom sessions or delivered remotely by the tutor using Google classroom as you work towards your Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification. You will develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • The expected patterns of children’s development from birth to 5 years, and an understanding of further development from age 5 to 7
  • The legal requirements and guidance on health and safety, security, confidentiality of information, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • How children’s learning and development can be affected by their stage of development and individual circumstances such as moving school, birth of a sibling, family breakdown and adoption and care
  • How to prepare and support children through, transitions and significant events in their lives

You will also gain a certificate in First Aid.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As an experienced nursery worker you could specialise in working with children who have difficulties with learning, physical disabilities, or need support with their mental health.

With a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification you could progress to room leader, senior nursery worker or centre manager. You could also study towards a higher education qualification in early years or child development. You could then move into management or early years teaching.

Career options include Montessori teachers, special educational needs teacher, health play specialist or perhaps a nursery manager.

Earnings start at approximately, £14,000, as a qualified Health care specialist you could earn £30,000 or you could go into teaching and earn between 24,000 upto headteacher salary of £117,000.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Work experience with children, Knowledge of EYFS curriculum


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Please note this vacancy is for a term time only role. An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate.

About the employer

Antony School is located in beautiful grounds, just outside Torpoint, Cornwall. With large outdoor spaces and a passion for developing children’s performing arts and creativity skills; Antony provides an enriched and engaging curriculum. Our school is small – made up of four classes – which allows children to flourish in a supportive, family environment. However, we believe in ‘pushing the boundaries’ and challenging our children to take risks and face adventures with courage and resilience. The 6 Christian Values are at the heart of everything we do, helping our children become tolerant, compassionate, respectful and loving citizens. Our values are: creativity, compassion, courage, faith, service and respect. We work together as a family to make these important Primary School years of your child’s life as exciting and memorable as possible; preparing them for the wider world and encouraging them to BRING IT every day.


Anthony Church of England School


Antony Ce Va School


PL11 3AD

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Training provider



Michaela Tandy


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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